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TOUR ALERT: Death Metal Crusaders KRYOSPHERE Announce ‘West Koast Katastrophe’ Tour

Posted in Death Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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L-R – Dave Waram – Guitar, Davis Hay – Vocals, Brent Bell – Drums, Stephanie Bell – Bass

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Edmonton, AB’s Death Metal crusaders KRYOSPHERE are proud to announce their ‘West Koast Katastrophe Tour’ that will kick off in Nelson, BC on September 18 at Kootenay Coop Radio for in studio performance and interview on the Nelson On Nelson show and wrap up in Edmonton, AB on September 28th.

“We have been waiting a while now to get out to the West coast, and we are stoked to be getting all the way to Vancouver Island for two dates. With all the festivals we have played this summer so far, it will be nice to seal the deal so to speak and do it night after night for different crowds. In Vancouver we get to play a one-night special with ENTROPIA, which is going to be a hell of an introduction to the Vancouver metal scene. I mean for Brent our drummer, this will be a long time coming return to the big water, but the first for KRYOSPHERE. Also a big shout out to Terry Anderson of RTK for making this all a possibility, we wouldn’t be headed out if it wasn’t for his dedication. Support your local Metal scenes!” comments bassist Stephanie Bell.

TOUR PROMO VIDEO:

Maintaining a strong connection with the roots of old-school Death Metal, KROYOSPHERE, established in 2008, by drummer Brent Bell (ex-Spawned by Rot, ex-Butcher’d), Stephanie Bell on bass, Dave Waram on guitar, and Davis Hay on vocals have released two EPs, 2013’s ‘SOL’ and 2011 debut ‘At Six Feet’ with a follow-up in the works for late 2014 / early 2015. Combining memorable riffs, soaring solos, powerful vocals plus thumping bass drives to inventive and technical drumming, KRYOSPHERE has been able to draw crowds of Metal fans with hails horns high. The band has shared the stage with Putrescence, Dead Jesus, Unleash The Archers, West of Hell, Archspire and many more from the Western Canadian Metal scene.

FREE DOWNLOAD – SOL – EP:

http://kryosphere.bandcamp.com/

FREE DOWNLOAD / PAY WHAT YOU WANT – AT SIX FEET – EP: 

http://kryosphere.bandcamp.com/album/at-six-feet

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18-Sep – Nelson, BC – Kootenay Coop Radio

19-Sep – Vancouver, BC – Funky Winkerbeans

20-Sep – Victoria, BC – The Cambie

21-Sep – Nanaimo, BC – The Queens

23-Sep – Kelowna, BC – Fernando’s

24-Sep – Cranbrook, BC – Byng Roadhouse

25-Sep – Medicine Hat, AB – Liquid Niteclub

26-Sep – Calgary, AB – TBA

27-Sep – Red Deer, AB – The Blarney Stone

28-Sep – Edmonton, AB – TBA

ABOUT KRYOSPHERE:

Kryosphere at its core has always maintained strong connections with an old-school Death Metal sound, while embracing the new ideas of their younger peers. In short, they are a Modern Death Metal band that knows how to draw a crowd across the massive gulf of Metal fans.

Formed in 2008 by drummer Brent Bell (ex-Spawned by Rot, ex-Butcher’d) with line changes through its early years, Kryosphere finally solidified an identity with Brent Bell on drums, Stephanie Bell on bass, Dave Waram on guitar, and Davis Hay on vocals. Their debut EP “At Six Feet” was unleashed in 2011 and followed by their 2013 self-release EP “SOL”.

Great attention has been placed on song writing, and it shows on. The uniquely structured music of “SOL” has memorable riffs that are often lacking in today’s Metal. Soaring solos and powerful vocals accompany thick bang along sections, while thumping bass drives the overall feeling of every song. Inventive and technical drumming steer the band through multiple time changes and differing movements.

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Source: Asher Media Relations

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For more info on KRYOSPHERE:

http://kryosphere.net/

http://www.facebook.com/kryospheremetal

http://www.twitter.com/kryosphere

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LONG LIVE KRYOSPHERE.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

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LO-PAN – Ohio Riff Rock Peddlers To Release New Full-Length Via Small Stone This Fall; Artwork + Track Listing Unveiled

Posted in Music, music news, rock music, rock music news, stoner rock with tags , , , , , on July 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Long-running Ohio riff rock peddlers, LO-PAN, are pleased to unveil the details of their long-awaited new full-length fittingly titled, Colossus.

Named for the Colossus of Rhodes, a ninety-six-foot statue of the titan-god of the sun, Helios, constructed in 280 BC to mark a failed siege and the indomitable nature of the Greek city of Rhodes itself, LO-PAN‘s fourth opus serves as their most personal manifestation to date and a true testament to their evolution both as a band and individually.

In the three years since of the release of third long-player, Salvador, the Columbus four-piece have logged countless miles, crossing the country multiple times over on headlining tours and supporting the likes of Torche, High on Fire, KENmode, Whores, Fu Manchu and Weedeater. They’ve become one of the most ferocious live acts in American heavy rock, and Colossus stands tall to reap the rewards of their experience.

For the first time in their near decade-long existence, LO-PAN knew exactly what they wanted when they hit the studio. They’d road-tested songs like “Eastern Seas” and the title track for over a year, and partnering with producer/engineer Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Rosetta, East Of The Wall et al) at his Translator Audio studio in Brooklyn just days after headlining Small Stone showcases in that city and Boston last March, they belted out songs that reveal just how much they’ve moved beyond their influences and arrived at their own sound — a style built on aggression without caricature, fuzz without cliché, melody without redundancy and their meanest groove to date.

Complete with cover art courtesy of Jason Alexander Byers (ex-Disengage, Black Black Black), Colossus, like its namesake, was built in defiance of gods and men, and while LO-PAN‘s loudest statement has always been made on stage, the material they craft and the power with which they execute it on this album is bound to stand for years to come.

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Colossus Track Listing:

1. Regulus

2. Land Of The Blind

3. Black Top Revelation

4. Marathon Man

5. N.P.D.

6. Colossus

7. Vox

8. Eastern Seas

9. Relo

10. The Duke

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Colossus will be released via Small Stone on October 7th, 2014. 

 Critical Praise:

LO-PAN could easily stand as one of the most important bands of their generation in the genre.” – The Obelisk

“With enough stoner rock goodness to destroy bridges and skyscrapers alike, LO-PAN show that they are one of several absolutely essential rock outfits working today and a major force to be reckoned with.” – Sputnik Music

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on LO-PAN:

http://www.lopandemic.com

http://www.facebook.com/lopandemic?fref=ts

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LONG LIVE LO-PAN.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

LONG LIVE HEAVY AS SHIT MUSIC.

Stone.

NORTHERN OAK – Unveil New Album Track Listing And Artwork

Posted in folk metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Northern Oak, the South Yorkshire Progressive Folk Metallers, unveil new album details, including the track listing and artwork, for ‘Of Roots And Flesh’.

Ranging from existential rage on ‘The Gallows Tree’, relentless doom and sorrow on ‘Taken’ to a desire to see the best of humanity in the title track, ‘Of Roots And Flesh’ rewards with a seamless blending of vocal styles and a fusion of electric and acoustic guitars, flutes, violins and even melodeons as the band takes you on a musical journey through the nature of struggle.

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See the full track listing for ‘Of Roots And Flesh’ below, which is set for release on 4th October 2014.

1) The Dark Of Midsummer

2) Marston Moor

3) Gaia

4) Nerthus

5) Isle Of Mists

6) Taken

7) Requiescant In Pace

8) The Gallows Tree

9) Bloom

10) Of Roots And Flesh

11) Only Our Names Will Remain

12) Outro

The album art, completed by Lithuanian born artist Augustinas Našlėnas, can be seen below.

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Northern Oak are renowned for their ability to weave vicious Black Metal riffs with haunting flute folk melodies. Since the release of their 2010 album ‘Monuments’ the band has toured the length and breadth of the UK with their energetic live show, furthering their reputation and earning the band show time at prestigious festivals such as Bloodstock Open Air and Warhorns.

The recording of the new album was entirely funded through a Kickstarter campaign run by the band. The incredible show of support from their loyal and ever-growing fan base allowed Northern Oak to record the album at Skyhammer Studios with renowned producer Chris Fielding (Primordial, Electric Wizard, Conan).

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on NORTHERN OAK:

northernoak.co.uk

facebook.com/northern.oak

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LONG LIVE NORTHERN OAK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DISPLAY OF DECAY – Offer FREE Download of ‘Outbreak Of Infection’ + Alberta Festival Dates

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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L-R – Tyler Goudreau (Vocals/Bass), Sean Watson (Guitarist, Vocals), Avery Desmarais (Drums)
Photo credit: Dana Zuk

The Edmonton, AB grim and gore trio of Display of Decay are giving everyone a chance to experience a taste of their new EP, ‘Outbreak of Infection’ before its full release on August 26th by offering a FREE download of the title track via their Bandcamp here (type in zero for free download). Painting audiences a picture of a much darker and more hostile world than our own, DOD’s gore-filled lyrics and rhythmic brutal Death Metal ring true throughout this EP, which even includes a DOD take of KISS’ Black Diamond showcasing their dynamic influences.

Implementing elements of classic death metal while bringing more groove into the equation. DOD has been steadily growing in the Alberta Metal scene as the band is scheduled to perform Harvesting Hell in Edmonton, AB on Aug 22 and the infamous Loud As Hell festival in Drumheller, AB on Aug 31.

EP Teaser Video:

EP Pre-Order Links: http://displayofdecay.bandcamp.com/album/outbreak-of-infection http://displayofdecay.bigcartel.com/product/outbreak-of-infection-ep

FESTIVAL DATES:

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Aug 22 – Edmonton, AB – The Pawn Shop – Harvesting Hell w/ The Faceless, Origin, Beyond Creation, Rings of Saturn, King Parrot, Fallujah, Archspire and more: Event link | Website | Tickets

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Aug 31 – Drumheller, AB – Loud As Hell Fest w/ Protest The Hero, Titans Eve, Ninjaspy, Death Toll Rising and more: Event link | Website | Tickets

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Track Listing: Display of Decay – Outbreak of Infection

1. Born of Rot (3:37)

2. Manchurian Candidate (4:24)

3. Praise The Gore (3:30)

4. Outbreak of Infection (3:50)

5. Black Diamond (KISS cover) (3:13)

EP Length: 18:37

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About DISPLAY OF DECAY:

In 2007, Edmonton, AB underwent one of the most notable natural disasters in history. An earthquake split the city in two, and chaos ran amok through the streets.

Alas…such things are bound to happen when DISPLAY OF DECAY takes the stage. Handcrafted by Hell’s most elite demons, DISPLAY OF DECAY is noted for bringing a unique blend of old school Death Metal, blended with tinges of Thrash and Doom Metal. The band has spread their infection across Western Canada over the years, sharing the stage alongside other local elite acts such as, Disciples of Power and Into Eternity.

After unleashing three well received indie releases, DISPLAY OF DECAY is currently gearing up for their next follow-up “Outbreak of Infection”, an EP featuring five brutal tracks that includes an annihilating rendition of KISS’ ‘Black Diamond’. Set to riot mosh pits officially August 26, 2014, DISPLAY OF DECAY is eagerly preparing to tour Western Canada in 2014 to promote their best work to date.

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

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For more info on DISPLAY OF DECAY:

http://www.displayofdecay.net/

http://www.facebook.com/displayofdecayofficial

http://twitter.com/displayofdecay

http://displayofdecay.bandcamp.com/

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LONG LIVE DISPLAY OF DECAY.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Out Now! ‘Blood, Booze, And Gasoline’, New EP From Toronto’s Street Punk Thrash THE ROUGH BOYS

Posted in metal music, Music, music news, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , on July 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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L-R – Marky Zapata (Guitars), Tommy Gervais (Bass/Vox), Sammy Greenland (Drums) – Photo Credit – Grace Cavarra

It’s summer time and there’s nothing better to do than join Toronto, ON’s badass street punks The Rough Boys and their ‘Blood, Booze and Gasoline’ EP, released on July 22nd and is available for $6.66 dollars at their following Bandcamp:

Plus EP stream at: https://soundcloud.com/the-rough-boys/sets/blood-booze-and-gasoline

“Alright fuckers here it is…after months of brutal waiting…here’s the Blood, Booze and Gasoline EP for ya…thx to everyone involved. Enjoy…Play LOUD.” Comments vocalist/bassist Tom Gervais.

Track Listing: The Rough Boys – Blood, Booze and Gasoline

1. Before The Devil Knows I’m Dead (2:27)

2. Hogtown (3:57)

3. Blood, Booze and Gasoline (3:05)

4. May Two Four (3:11)

Total Time: 12:42

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Taking their name from a Neil Young lyric – ‘All those rough boys, playin’ that rock and roll’, this four track ripper full of aggression and emotion is the follow-up to 2012′s Speed and 2011′s Spithead, sure to leave you in both shock and awe while forcing you to press ‘Play’ again and again. Sharing the stage with bands like Cauldron, Fuck The Facts, Axxion, Midnight Malice, Adrenechrome, Saigon Hookers to name a few, THE ROUGH BOYS don’t hold back on their brass knuckle punch to the face and showing fans a rocking booze fueled good time.

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Source: Asher Media Relations

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LONG LIVE THE ROUGH BOYS.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

LONG LIVE HEAVY AS SHIT MUSIC.

Stone.

INCANTATION To Tour With BOLT THROWER

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Shortly after returning home from a successful headlining tour of Europe, US Death Metal pioneers INCANTATION have announced a second assault of the continent, this time with the almighty BOLT THROWER.

This September, the band will join BOLT THROWER and MORGOTH for select dates of their Overtures of War 2014 tour. INCANTATION has also confirmed two dates with sewage Death Metal trio FUNERUS, which features the unholy pairing of INCANTATION founder John McEntee (guitar) and his wife Jill (bass/vocals). Dates are as follows:

9/19 – Hamburg, Ger @ Bambi Galore – Awaking Corpses Death Metal Fest w/FUNERUS

9/20 – Wermelskirchen, Ger @ Wolfhagenerstr.11 – NRW Deathfest w/FUNERUS

9/24 – Prague, Czech Rep @ Roxy *

9/25 – Vienna, Aus, @ Arena *

9/26 – Munich, Ger @ Backstage *

9/27 – Lyss, Switzerland @ Carnage Feast *

9/28 – Aschaffenburg, Ger @ Colos-Saal *

* – w/ BOLT THROWER and MORGOTH

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INCANTATION’s newest album, Dirges of Elysium was released on June 24 through Listenable Records and is available worldwide on CD, vinyl and on iTunes. Album tracks”Debauchery” and “Carrion Prophesy” are streaming at the link below:

http://incantation.com/shop/news/dirges-of-elysium-now-available.htm

INCANTATION guitarist Sonny Lombardozzi, who returned to the band this spring for the Dirges of Elysium touring cycle, recently announced the release of his Revolt Shredder X Signature Overdrive Pedal. A demo video for the pedal, featuring Lombardozzi and McEntee, can be seen at this location.

For more on the Shredder X, visit www.revoltamps.com/pedals.html.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on INCANTATION:

incantation.com

facebook.com/IncantationOfficial

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LONG LIVE INCANTATION.

LONG LIVE BOLT THROWER.

LONG LIVE MORGOTH.

LONG LIVE FUNERUS.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

REDEMPTION – Sensory Records To Release Live CD/DVD From Los Angeles Progressive Metal Specialists

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Live From The Pit Due In September

Laser’s Edge division, Sensory Records, has confirmed the late Summer release of the new live album from Los Angeles-based Progressive/Power Metal group, REDEMPTION.

In 2012, REDEMPTION co-headlined the world-famous ProgPower Festival in Atlanta, where the band recorded a unique show featuring nearly eighty minutes of material and staged with complementary visuals that drive home the compelling emotional impact of this band. That performance is now being constructed for official worldwide release as, Live From The Pit, to be delivered in a CD/DVD package including additional bonus material, including a 5.1 surround mix and more.

From fan favorites such as the never-before-performed “Parker’s Eyes” to the crushing emotional weight of “Stronger than Death,” the band’s performance captured the special ability of its music to deeply connect with fans. In the words of one concert goer, REDEMPTION‘s show “was definitely the most exhausting, personal and emotional musical experience I’ve ever had.”

Live From The Pit will see release via Sensory Records, REDEMPTION‘s original label, responsible for their seminal first two albums, on September 16th, 2014.

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Live From The Pit - Track Listing:

1. Intro/Threads

2. The Suffocating Silence

3. Dreams From The Pit

4. Parker’s Eyes

5. Fall On You

6. Noonday Devil

7. Nocturnal

8. Stronger Than Death

9. The Origins Of Ruin

10. Black And White World

11. The Death Of Faith And Reason

12. Walls

[DVD bears same track listing plus 5.1 surround mix and bonus material]

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REDEMPTION is one of the leading Progressive Metal bands in the world today. Formed in 2000 by guitarist / keyboardist / songwriter Nicolas van Dyk, the band features legendary Progressive Metal vocalist Ray Alder of Fates Warning, as well as guitarist Bernie Versailles (Agent Steel), and the phenomenal rhythm section of Chris Quirarte (drums) and Sean Andrews (bass). REDEMPTION‘s combination of heaviness not usually found in Progressive Metal, irresistible melodies and emotional urgency has created a unique and resonant voice for this band that sets them apart from the many clones in the genre, and which has gained them the attention of fans, critics and musicians.

Through the band’s first three studios albums – 2002’s self-titled debut, 2005’s The Fullness of Time, and 2007’s The Origins of Ruin, REDEMPTION gained a loyal fan base and garnered rave reviews worldwide from critics, who describe Redemption’s music as, “one of the best Progressive Metal acts to emerge in the past decade” [DPRP], praised their “magical aura and incredible songwriting” [Blabbermouth], stating, “it’s powerful, catchy, enslaving, technical; it’s the whole bunch” [Lords Of Metal] and having been dubbed, “the new star on the US prog-metal sky” [Squealer Rocks].

REDEMPTION has captivated audiences around the world with their incredible live performances. This was proven on a massive scale in 2008, when the band supported Dream Theater on a five-week North American tour and documenting a headlining show at the tour’s end, entitled Frozen in the Moment, the band returned to the studio to release 2009’s Snowfall on Judgment Day and 2011’s This Mortal Coil.

REDEMPTION:

Ray Alder – vocals

Nicolas van Dyk – guitars/keyboards

Bernie Versailles – guitars

Sean Andrews – bass


Chris Quirarte – drums

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on REDEMPTION:

http://www.redemptionweb.com

https://www.facebook.com/RedemptionBand

https://twitter.com/redemptionmetal

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LONG LIVE REDEMPTION.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR: First Ever Official Reissue Of The Same Titled Studio Album From 1989 Out In September!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on July 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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First official CD reissue of the same titled JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR studio album from 1989 (so-called “Orange Album”), will be released by Skol Records on September 12, 2014. The album has been remastered from the original studio tapes, and includes all 13 tracks from that recording session, for the first time ever. Package will include thick booklet, and brand new exclusive artwork painted by Alexander Von Wieding (MANILLA ROAD, CLOVEN HOOF, RAZOR etc.). First 500 copies will be available as Double Disc Edition (2CD), incl. complete live album recorded at the legendary KEEP IT TRUE FESTIVAL in Germany (mixed and mastered by Tarek Maghary of MAJESTY), with some of the best JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR songs in live versions, performed by the current BURNING STARR line up feat. musicians known from VIRGIN STEELE, MANOWAR, JOE LYNN TURNER BAND and CRYSTAL VIPER.

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Jack Starr’s BURNING STARR, is an American Power Metal band formed in 1985 by the ex VIRGIN STEELE member and guitar wizard Jack Starr. After doing 4 classic albums in the ’80s: “Rock The American Way” (1985) “No Turning Back!” (1986), “Blaze Of Glory” (1987) and “Jack Starr’s Burning Starr” (same titled, so-called “orange album” from 1989), the band returned with a new line up feat. Jack Starr (guitar), Ned Meloni (bass guitar, ex JOE LYNN TURNER band, ex DEVIL CHILDE and PHANTOM LORD), Kenny Rhino Earl (drums, ex MANOWAR) and Todd Michael Hall (vocals, also in RIOT V), and released the well received comeback album titled “Defiance” in 2009. Two years later the band established their position on the market as of one of the best US Power Metal acts with their next studio album, titled “Land Of The Dead”. BURNING STARR concert lineup is completed by rhythm guitarist Marta Gabriel, frontwoman of the Polish Heavy Metal act CRYSTAL VIPER.

Watch the “Sands Of Time” video clip: http://youtu.be/Lk0bpTmEJ7E

Jack Starr’s BURNING STARR is currently working on a brand new studio album titled “Stand Your Ground”, (scheduled for release in early 2015), and announced short European Tour:

12-09-2014 – Club Circolo Colony, Brescia, Italy

13-09-2014 – Swordbrothers Festival, Germany

14-09-2014 – An Club, Athens, Greece

15-09-2014 – Thesaloniki, Greece

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* For more info on Jack Starr’s Burning Starr:

Facebook: Jack Starr’s BURNING STARR (official)

Website: jackstarrsburningstarr.com

Source:

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LONG LIVE JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – Drummer Reed Mullin Forced To Sit Out Live Dates

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on July 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Due to a torn rotator cuff, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY drummer Reed Mullin has been forced to sit out the band’s upcoming live dates.

Reads an official statement from the band: “We are sorry to announce that Reed Mullin will not be onboard for this tour. He’s been playing through pain, awaiting a strategic time to repair a full tear of his rotator cuff. That’s a seriously bum shoulder. So he’s going to get that repaired and rehabbed. During the interim, we’re enlisted Mr. Eric Hernandez formerly of Kylesa to help us until then. Eric came to our attention when we approached Rick Smith of Torche about filling in and he recommended Eric, who he grew up with in Miami. Eric has also filled in for Ricky in Torche a few times with great results. He is, like Reed, a hard hitter, and thankfully possesses the capacity to learn and digest detailed material quickly and accurately.”

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is currently leveling the stages of New Zealand and Australia which will be followed by a two-week North American run scheduled to commence on August 20th in Spokane and come to a close in Vancouver on September 1st. The band will be joined by Bl’ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band and Lord Dying.

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY [remaining dates]:

7/24/2014 Crowbar – Brisbane, AUS

7/25/2014 NSC – Sydney AUS

7/26/2014 Reverence Hotel – Melbourne AUS

7/27/2014 Enigma Bar – Adelaide AUS

w/ Bl’ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band, Lord Dying

8/19/2014The Hop – Spokane, WA

8/21/2014 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT

8/22/2014 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

8/23/2014 Sister – Albuquerque, NM

8/24/2014 Club Red – Mesa, AZ

8/26/2014 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA

8/27/2014 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA

8/28/2014 DNA – San Francisco, CA

8/29/2014 Catalyst – Santa Cruz CA

8/30/2014 Dante’s – Portland, OR

8/31/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA

9/01/2014 The Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY released their fittingly titled IX full-length earlier this month via Candlelight Records. Captured by the band alongside long-time friend and colleague John Custer, IX clocks in at nearly forty-five minutes. Sludge, doom, punk… it’s all in the grooves that fans have come to expect from CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. If you missed it, check out the lyric video for “Tarquinius Superbus” at THIS LOCATION.

COC stick to the recipe that served them well on both 2012’s self-titled reboot and the follow-up EP, Megalodon: A little hardcore, a little crossover, a whole lotta Southern rock and (especially) doom metal, all stirred, shuffled, layered and frosted in ways that make guessing their next move impossible. But the band’s strategies are more expansive this time out, their tricks more finely woven into the fabric of each song.” – Decibel

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

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* For more info on COC:

http://www.coc.com

http://www.facebook.com/corrosionofconformity

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LONG LIVE CORROSION OF CONFORMITY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

MURASHITA – New Project By Former HEMOPTYSIS Front Man/Guitarist Masaki Murashita; Currently In Studio Recording Debut Single

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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MURASHITA, the new project lead by former HEMOPTYSIS Front Man/Guitarist Masaki Murashita is currently in studio recording the debut single to be released this summer.

Masaki says: “I’m excited to have fans of my former band and new project to hear the debut song from the upcoming release. It’s taking my music to the next level and is already getting amazing feedback from the few who have previewed it. Details will be announced soon!”

Masaki Murashita first showed his scorching riffs and powerful songwriting, along with his blistering and aggressive vocal style with the critically acclaimed modern Thrash band HEMOPTYSIS.

Combining elements of Melodic, Thrash, Modern, and Extreme Metal, Masaki molded his own razor-sharp brand of Metal that has left audiences and critics alike awestruck and demanding more.

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Masaki logo by Christopher Horst.

Source: Masaki Murashita

* For more info on Masaki Murashita:

masakimurashita.com

facebook.com/murashitamusic

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LONG LIVE MASAKI MURASHITA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DECAPITATED – ANNOUNCE TRACK LIST OF UPCOMING ALBUM!

Posted in Death Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on July 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Decapitated - Blood Mantra - promo cover pic

Polish Death Metal monsters DECAPITATED just revealed the track list of their upcoming album “Blood Mantra” which is set to be released September 26th, 2014, via Nuclear Blast:

01. Exiled In Flesh
02. The Blasphemous Psalm To The Dummy God Creation
03. Veins
04. Blood Mantra
05. Nest
06. Instinct
07. Blindness
08. Red Sun

Digipak Bonus-Track:
09. Moth Defect

“Blood Mantra” was recorded at Hertz Studio in Bialystok (Poland) under the direction of Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy. Three years have passed since the highly praised album “Carnival Is Forever” was released. Now DECAPITATED are back – stronger than ever!

Guitar player & founding member Wacaw “Vogg” Kietyka states:
“Extreme and groove – I think that’s the best way to describe our new album. This time we feel that we have something totally crushing and huge. “Blood Mantra” is the most heavy and mature album we ever did in our carrier. I cannot wait to start to play songs live because riffs are so deep and powerful.”

Don’t Miss DECAPITATED Live:

31.07. DE Wacken – Wacken Open Air
09.08. UK Derbyshire – Bloodstock
13.08. DE Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze
15.08. PL Bydgoszczy – Sliwka Fest
09.12. UK London
10.12. UK Glasgow
11.12. IRE Dublin
12.12. UK Birmingham
13.12. UK Manchester

Pre-order “Blood Mantra” here: http://bit.ly/BloodMantraPreOrder

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Source:

USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

Nuclear Blast - Europe Logo - 2014

* For more info on DECAPITATED:

http://www.decapitatedband.net

http://www.facebook.com/decapitated

http://www.twitter.com/decapitated

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LONG LIVE DECAPITATED.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

NEUROSIS – To Conquer Housecore Horror Film Fest; First Ever Australian Tour Nears

Posted in metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on July 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Neurosis - promo live band pic - 2014 - #99036

As the lineage of NEUROSIS nears its thirty-year mark, the band continues to perform across the planet sporadically but steadily, not having toured this heavily since the earlier years of their career, in seemingly unending support of their 2012-released tenth studio LP, Honor Found In Decay.

This week, NEUROSIS has confirmed their participation in this year’s colossal Housecore Horror Film Fest. The second installment of the gathering, set to run from October 23rd through 26th in Austin, Texas, will see NEUROSIS joining the lineup of bands which also includes Decapitated, Lustmord, Danzig, Samhain, Eyehategod, Vader and a rash of others. The Housecore Horror Fest performance falls directly in line with NEUROSIS‘ set at the four-day Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front, where they’ll headline the main stage on Saturday, October 18th, joined by The Body, Author & Punisher and Sorxe, followed by a concert in Denver the following evening, Sunday, October 19th, with Subrosa and In The Company Of Serpents supporting.

Preceding their upcoming US live actions, and following their most recent European run which included sets at Graspop and Tuska Open Air festivals, on the first week of August, NEUROSIS prepares to venture into Australia for the first time ever in just over two weeks on a six-city trek through Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney between July 4th and 9th, with two shows scheduled in Sydney.

NEUROSIS – Tour Dates:

8/04/2014 The Hi Fi – Brisbane, Australia w/ Hope Drone [tickets]

8/05/2014 HQ – Adelaide, Australia w/ Space Bong [tickets]

8/06/2014 Capitol – Perth, Australia w/ Drowning Horse [tickets]

8/07/2014 The Corner Hotel – Melbourne, Australia w/ Clagg [tickets]

8/08/2014 The Hi Fi – Melbourne, Australia w/ Whitehorse [tickets]

8/09/2014 Manning Bar – Sydney, Australia w/ Adrift for Days [tickets]

10/18/2014 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest [tickets]

10/19/2014 The Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO w/ Subrosa, In The Company Of Serpents [tickets]

10/23-26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest – Austin, TX [tickets]

NEUROSIS has become an institution of heavy music. From their beginnings as a hardcore punk band in the mid-’80s to their gradual evolution into a transcendent and genre-defying collective, the Oakland, California natives have broken ground at every turn, pioneering a sound that influenced heavyweights like Isis, Mastodon and High on Fire.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on NEUROSIS:

http://www.neurosis.com

http://www.facebook.com/officialneurosis

Neurot Recordings - logo - B&W - 2013

http://www.neurotrecordings.com

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LONG LIVE NEUROSIS.

Stone.

Stone Picks His Top 6 JUDAS PRIEST Albums… Whoa!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Judas Priest - promo band pic - 2014 - #1986

JUDAS PRIEST – I ponder rather consistently, as to which albums are my favorite from the Judas Priest catalog. I’ve decided to choose my top six Judas Priest albums once and for all. Or is it really once and for all? Everyone has their own likes and dislikes; therefore my list is just that, a personal choice.  Four out of the six albums I’ve chosen are from the classic era of Judas Priest; an era that catapulted this iconic band into super Metal stardom.

Let me know which Judas Priest albums you would choose as favorites, via comments; it will be interesting discussion! Judas Priest really are the Defenders Of The Faith. There are great Metal bands and then there are F*#king great Metal bands. Judas Priest for me are F*#king great. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Judas Priest - Painkiller - promo cover pic - #4494

#6

PAINKILLER 

Released in 1990, Painkiller was a comeback album for Judas Priest after the Turbo and Ram It Down mainstream darlings. This was also the last studio album before Rob Halford stepped out and Tim “Ripper” Owens stepped in for 1997’s Jugulator and 2001’s Demolition. A kick-ass album is Painkiller, front beginning to end it rages. ‘Nuff said.

Judas Priest - Redeemer Of Souls - promo cover pic

#5

REDEEMER OF SOULS

I honestly never anticipated such a milestone album from Judas Priest! With the absence of guitarist and founding member K. K. Downing, I wondered how anyone else could step in? Well, Richie Faulkner has stepped in, quite superbly! Rob Halford sounds like he’s 25 years old on this album! This is a grand follow-up to 2005’s Angel Of Retribution; with my making no insult to 2008’s concept (detour) album Nostradamus.

I could easily have made this new Priest offering my #2 pick; only I would be ignoring all the influential reasons why I fell in love with this band in the first place. This new album from Judas Priest has me psyched-out beyond Metal belief; a consummate Metal album of 2014! I’m tempted to put this Redeemer Of Souls CD under my pillow at night. Just kidding. No, I’m not.

Judas Priest - Defenders Of The Faith - promo cover pic - #00115

#4

DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH

1984 was a very, very good year due to Defenders Of The Faith being released. With classics such as Freewheel Burning, Love Bites, Some Heads Are Gonna Roll and the anthemic Heavy Duty, studio album #9 from Judas Priest will forever give me super Metal powers. Well, I think so, anyways.

Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance - classic cover promo - #3061

#3

SCREAMING FOR VENGEANCE

There’s no denying that Screaming For Vengeance was my first album (vinyl) purchase of this amazing band. The first time I heard a Judas Priest song was You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ and I was transformed! The Hellion sent me over the Metal edge! I never heard anything that badass in my entire life! The rest is my being a Metalhead history. Thank you, thank you, Judas Priest. Thank you, again.

Judas Priest - British Steel - promo cover pic - #9094

#2

BRITISH STEEL

“Grinder, Looking for meat, Grinder, Wants you to eat”

Yes, even your neighbors grandmother knows the songs Living After Midnight  and Breaking The Law, however, it’s songs such as Grinder and Metal Gods that makes British Steel a beacon for Metal.

Judas Priest - Stained Class - promo cover pic - #7667

#1

STAINED CLASS

A 1978 release, Stained Class was ahead of its time. Really. Please name another Metal band that captured a Metal sound like this, back in 1978! You can’t! Black Sabbath’s Doom and Stoner Metal was the complete opposite! KISS, Deep Purple, Van Halen, Thin Lizzy, Scorpions, Rainbow, Ted Nugent and Led Zeppelin were all too unique with entirely different sounds; so different in fact, that Judas Priest made everyone else in 1978 sound like Hard Rock bands. This was… METAL! A New Wave Of British Heavy Metal!

This Judas Priest album was a look into the future of Metal, as we all know and cherish it today. Without this era of Judas Priest, there would be NO Metallica or any of their 1980’s peers; I firmly believe that. A strong, lean and yet (never before heard) powerful album, lyrically oozing with a rabid bite that only Rob Halford could deliver vocally! Stained Class is my favorite Judas Priest album of all-time. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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* For more info on JUDAS PRIEST:

Facebook: Judas Priest

Website: http://www.JudasPriest.com/

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LONG LIVE JUDAS PRIEST.

LONG LIVE THE NWOBHM.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DISMEMBERMENT – Announce Summer/Fall Shows

Posted in metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Dismemberment - Promo Band pic - 2014 - #99440

Ohio’s Dismemberment are pleased to announce several shows that will take place over the summer and fall of 2014. The shows are in support of their acclaimed album Embrace the Dark which was recently released on CD and cassette. The album can be streamed in full at this location.

Guitarist/Vocalist Luke Shively had the following to say about the shows:

“We are looking forward to getting out and slaying with you all. Lots more in the works, we will see you there!”

Dismemberment Summer/Fall Show Dates:

Jul. 11 – Three Kings Bar-Covington, KY

Jul. 12 – Shrunken Head-Columbus, OH

Jul. 18 – Berlin Music Pub-Ft. Wayne, IN

Aug. 22 – Killzone HQ-Indianapolis, IN

Aug. 23 – Jurassic Park-Chicago, IL

Sept. 5 – Token Lounge-Detroit, MI

Oct. 3 – 5th Quarter lounge-Indianapolis, IN

Dismemberment - band logo - B&W - 2014

* For more info on DISMEMBERMENT:

Dismemberment Facebook

Dismemberement Twitter

Dismemberment Bandcamp

(Source: Dewar PR)

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LONG LIVE DISMEMBERMENT.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DORO – October 2014 North America Live Dates Posted!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Doro - Publicity Photo - 2012 - #1!

DORO – The Queen Of Heavy Metal is returning to North America this October! DORO will be performing on the dates listed below; take advantage to see Doro Pesch and her band if they are near you! DORO is a live Heavy Metal experience you do not want to miss! Metal be thy name! – Stone

October 2014 North America Shows:

10.10.2014 USA Sturtevant, WI – Route 20 Outhouse
10.11.2014 USA Spring Lake Park, MN – Pov’s 65
10.12.2014 USA Joliet, IL – Mojoes
10.14.2014 USA Cleveland, OH – Agora
10.15.2014 USA Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
10.16.2014 CAN Toronto, ONT – Hard Luck Bar
10.18.2014 CAN Quebec City, QUE – Salle Multi
10.19.2014 CAN Montreal, QUE – Petit Campus
10.20.2014 USA New York City, NY – The Gramercy Theatre

Doro - Large Logo - Gold* For more info on DORO:

Facebook: DORO

Website: http://www.doro.de/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DoroOfficial

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LONG LIVE DORO.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

CONVICTS TAKE ON CONGRESS

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, politics with tags , , , , , on July 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Corprit Convict - promo band pic - band logo - 2014 - #40084

On July 31, 2014, female-fronted, Heavy Metal band, Corprit Convict, is taking the message of their debut album, Come Clean, directly to the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building. The message?  Remove money from politics. The band will be performing songs from the album, such as “3 Ring”, “Applicator” and “Left for Dead”, serving, themselves, as protest anthems and calling for change in our country.

“Campaign financing has become the single, biggest problem plaguing our country’s political landscape today. But it’s also the least discussed problem, because the only people who can effect real change on theses policies, or lack thereof, are the same group cashing the checks. Money talks in Washington and, right now, it’s screaming,” says singer, KT. “Americans cannot continue to stand idly by as the richest members of our country continue to buy our elections and control our public officials.”

In the Spring of this year, the US Supreme Court passed a ruling that will allow individuals and corporations to give up to $6 million to candidates and parties in a 2 year election cycle; nearly 50 times the limit before the ruling.

Supporters for the band can join them on the steps of the Congress on July 31 (last day of summer session).

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STONE SAYS:

LISTEN TO, PURCHASE AND SUPPORT CORPRIT CONVICT! CHECK ‘EM OUT BELOW! 

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(Source: Corprit Convict)

* For more info on CORPRIT CONVICT:

Facebook: Corprit Convict

Website: http://corpritconvict.com

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LONG LIVE CORPRIT CONVICT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Out Now! Knox Asylum Records Release 2014: Best of The Best Compilation Featuring Artists From Canada, USA, France, Australia

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on July 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Knox Asylum Records - Compilation 2014 Best Of The Best - promo cover

Knoxville, TN based label and artist management company Knox Asylum Records has put together a killer eleven track Metal compilation showcasing some of their favorite bands from around the world (Canada, USA, France and Australia). Entitled ‘Compilation 2014: Best of The Best’, the release is now available and was digitally released on June 25th on iTunes, Rhapsody, Google Play, Amazon Mp3 and Amazon on Demand (physical copy). It is also featured on iHeart Radio, Shazam, Xbox Music, Slacker Radio and more.

Tom Hocker of Knox Asylum Records comments:

“Each of these bands has something to offer in the Metal scene and were handpicked for the Knox Asylum Records debut compilation. I am not only excited about the end product, but energetic about spending time with these breaking artists. Tell all your friends and be sure to pick up a copy! Share!”

Knox Asylum Records - Compilation 2014 - Back Cover CD - promo

Track Listing:

1. X. Y. – Rebirth(3:41)

2. Hydra Kyll – Rotting Roots (3:40)

3. Kythera – Sleeper (3:02)

4. Identity Device – The Dreams That Affect Us – (8:09)

5. Driven Below – Legions of The Damned(3:51)

6. Dellacoma – Change(2:32)

7. Vankale – Cast Aside (3:49)

8. Krystos – Blood Magick (6:31)

9. Celestial Ruin – Wrath of The Dragon (4:13)

10. A Course Of Action – 107 (4:01)

11. Daybreak Embrace – Desperation (3:55)

Bands On Compilation:

Hydra Kyll (Olney, MD, USA)

Www.hydrakyll.com

www.facebook.com/hydrakyll

www.twitter.com/hydra_kyll

Dellacoma (Melbourne, Australia)

www.dellacoma.com

www.facebook.com/dellacoma

www.twitter.com/dellacoma

Kythera (Dyersburg,TN, USA)

http://kythera.bandcamp.com/

www.facebook.com/fteoe

www.twitter.com/kytherametal

Daybreak Embrace (South Florida, USA)

www.daybreakembrace.com

www.facebook.com/daybreakembrace

www.twitter.com/daybreakembrace

X-Y (Nice/Cannes, France)

http://williammorabito.wix.com/xymnd

www.facebook.com/xyofficial

https://twitter.com/xyrock

Vankale (Knoxville,TN, USA)

https://www.facebook.com/VanKaleNation

www.twitter.com/vankalenation

Krystos (Boise,ID, USA)

www.facebook.com/krystosband

www.twitter.com/krystosband

Identity Device (Knoxville,TN/Springfield, OH, USA)

https://www.facebook.com/myidentitydevice

www.twitter.com/identitydevice

http://identitydevice.bandcamp.com/

A Course of Action (Connellys Springs, NC, USA)

www.acourseofaction.com

https://www.facebook.com/acourseofaction

www.twitter.com/acourseofaction

Celestial Ruin (Vancouver BC, Canada)

www.facebook.com/celestialruincanada

www.celestialruin.com

www.twitter.com/celestialruin

Driven Below (Dallas,TX, USA)

www.facebook.com/drivenbelowmusic

www.reverbnation.com/drivenbelow

http://www.twitter.com/drivenbelow

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE KNOX ASYLUM RECORDS.

Stone.

GOATWHORE – Celebrates Record Release With A Special Meet And Greet At Grill ‘Em All; “Constricting Rage Of The Merciless” Out TODAY + Live Takeover Underway

Posted in metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 8, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Goatwhore - Grill 'Em All - promo band pic - 2014

Louisiana Metal miscreants, GOATWHORE, will celebrate the release of their mammoth Constricting Rage Of The Merciless full-length with a meet and greet next week at the world-famous Grill ‘Em All brick and mortar restaurant in Alhambra, California! The event will commence at 7:00 pm on Wednesday July 16th. Fans will get to hang with the band, hear the record in full as well as purchase a copy if they haven’t already. Additionally, Grill ‘Em All will add to the unholy revelry with special Constricting Rage Of The Merciless fries – Hand cut fries smothered in creole gumbo with chicken, smoked sausage, and shrimp! Come hungry.

On the following day in San Francisco, GOATWHORE will kick off a near month-long stretch of live incursions as part of The Summer Slaughter tour alongside Death Metal legends Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Fallujah and more!

Goatwhore - Constricting Rage Of The Merciless - promo cover

The band is currently slaying stages in support of Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, out TODAY on Metal Blade Records. Heaving forth ten mutinous tracks of thick, unadulterated, subterranean metal, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless isat once predatory, epic, misanthropic and sadistic. Inarguably GOATWHORE‘s most sonically consuming, meticulously executed manifestation of their catalog of chaos, the critical fuck yeahs from fans and media alike are literally flooding in. In an 8/10 score, Decibel Magazine crowns the record, “a blasphemous blast,” in a 9.5/10 rating, Dead Rhetoric christens it, “a masterful work of extreme metal,” while Headbangorgtfo.com dubs Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, “an instant classic,” awarding it a perfect 5/5.

Elsewhere, Metal Injection names it, the new high water mark of the group’s work thus far,” Planet Mosh commends GOATWHORE‘s seamless ability to fuse “everything from hyperspeed melodic black metal (reminiscent of underground guys like Noctuary), to thrash metal’s crunch, to death metal’s ‘kill first, ask questions later’ ethos,” furthering that, “polished, deliberate bayou evil permeates each well-crafted tune,” while Exclaim gushes in an 8/10 review, “GOATWHORE have always had the stench of brimstone about them, and their latest offering in no different, a vein of smoldering hatred for everything pure and good anchoring the record in a kind of ravenous decadence.” Killyourstereo agrees applauding, “an entirety evil and enticing record. The perfect use of vocal ranges from low and aggressive growls to higher notes further adds to the tone, while the dynamic changes and scattered guitar solos add some complexity.”

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 GOATWHORE [remaining dates]:

7/08/2014 Exit/In – Nashville, TN
7/09/2014 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
7/10/2014 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
7/11/2014 The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
7/15/2014 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
7/16/2014 Grill ‘Em All Meet And Greet – Alhambra, CA [info] *

The Summer Slaughter Tour 2014 - promo banner - #00667

Summer Slaughter Tour w/ Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within The Ruins, Fallujah

7/17/2014 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
7/18/2014 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
7/19/2014 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
7/20/2014 Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ
7/21/2014 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
7/22/2014 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
7/23/2014 Summit – Denver, CO
7/25/2014 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
7/26/2014 Scoot Inn – Austin, TX
7/27/2014 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
7/29/2014 State Theater St. – Petersburg, FL
7/30/2014 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
7/31/2014 The International – Knoxville, TN
8/01/2014 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
8/02/2014 Mojoes – Chicago, IL
8/03/2014 Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
8/05/2014 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
8/06/2014 Crofoot Ballroom – Detroit, MI
8/07/2014 Rapids Theatre – Niagara Falls, NY
8/08/2014 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
8/09/2014 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
8/10/2014 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
End Tour
8/16/2014 Gwar B-Q @ Hadad’s Lake – Richmond, VA
*just added

Order GOATWHORE’s Constricting Rage Of The Merciless at THIS LOCATION where you can also check out the band’s delightfully infernal “FBS” lyric video.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* FOR MORE INFO:

http://www.facebook.com/thegoat666

http://twitter.com/goatwhorenola

http://www.youtube.com/Goatwhorenola666

http://www.metalblade.com/goatwhore

http://www.facebook.com/GrillEmAllAlhambra

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LONG LIVE GOATWHORE.

LONG LIVE GRILL ‘EM ALL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

PIG HEART TRANSPLANT – Iron Lung-Related Industrial/No Wave Project To See Release Via 20 Buck Spin

Posted in extreme music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 8, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Pig Heart Trans

The second full-length of demolition from PIG HEART TRANSPLANT — the solo works of one Jon Kortland of Iron Lung – has been declared for release this September, as a conjoined release between 20 Buck Spin and the band’s own Iron Lung Records.

The alter ego of Jon Kortland, one half of surgical powerviolence duo, Iron Lung, PIG HEART TRANSPLANT delivers both a vicious beating and violent outcome, however the operating methodology is an entirely different animal; slow, churning, industrial, electronic, painfully percussive, a bureaucratic nightmare of State Power with gears grinding the individual into a hallow shell, perfectly molded into one of Them. This is 1984.

Kortland’s second opus, For Mass Consumption is composed of twenty-eight tracks, each approximately forty-four seconds long, each song bearing a four-letter word, structured in a perfectly palatable way for optimum group adoption and mindless adherence to common purpose. Electronic manipulation, no wave guitar noise, abrasive hammering and eerie synthetic ambiance imbue the listener with the seedy malaise of manipulation on a societal scale. One might recognize the pulverizing brutality of early Swans on tracks like “Film” or “Pigs,” the pulsing throb of Brighter Death Now and IRM on “Coma” or even Robert McNaugton’s soundtrack work for Henry: Portrait Of Serial Killer on “1970” or “1980.”

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For the first widespread preview of this aural torture, tune in to the fourth track from For Mass Consumption, “Born,” being broadcast from THIS LOCATION.

Undoubtedly a horrifying work of aural terror, PIG HEART TRANSPLANT‘s For Mass Consumption is the logical result of a culture bent on banal conformity and the futile struggle against its domination. 20 Buck Spin is pleased to bring this tormented future vision into the present in collaboration with Iron Lung Records. The album will storm North America first via 20 Buck Spin on September 2nd, followed days later on September 8th upon European populations. Vinyl and cassette editions will follow via Iron Lung Records shortly after.

New performances among the humans should be considered forthcoming, alongside additional previews of For Mass Consumption and more. Devotees of early Swans (early), SPK, Test Dept, Bastard Noise, Pharmakon, Godflesh and of course, Iron Lung, get hip to this one.

For Mass Consumption – Track Listing:

1. Drug, 2. Film, 3. Gift, 4. Born, 5. Male, 6. Numb, 7. Pigs, 8. Acts, 9. Pray. 10. Swim, 11. Thaw, 12. Coma, 13. Copy, 14. 1970, 15. Dirt, 16. Used, 17. Cuts, 18. City, 19. Line, 20. Home, 21. Scum, 22. Safe, 23. Half, 24. Edit, 25. Belt, 26. Mute, 27. Sold, 28. 1980

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info:

20 Buck Spin - logo b&w

http://www.20buckspin.com

http://www.facebook.com/20buckspin

http://twitter.com/20buckspinlabel

Iron Lung Records - B&W Logo

http://lifeironlungdeath.blogspot.com

http://ironlungrecords.bigcartel.com

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LONG LIVE PIG HEART TRANSPLANT.

LONG LIVE EXTREME MUSIC.

Stone.

THE MELVINS’ “STONER WITCH” PROFILED IN DECIBEL MAGAZINE’S AUGUST HALL OF FAME

Posted in metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Melvins - Decibel Magazine promo cover - 2014 - Buzz Osborne

SEVEN-PAGE ARTICLE FEATURES INTERVIEWS FROM BUZZ OSBORNE, DALE CROVER AND MARK DEUTROM

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Philadelphia, July 7, 2014 – Decibel Magazine’s August issue features an in-depth look at the Melvins’ 1994 album, Stoner Witch.

The issue, which arrives as Buzz Osborne is on his first ever solo/acoustic tour (dates below), features interviews with Osborne, Dale Crover and Mark Deutrom.

For more information and to order: http://store.decibelmagazine.com/collections/back-issues/products/august-2014-118.

Vice said of the release, “The Melvins are consummate masters of mood, in particular melancholy, and never more so than here.”

______________________________

Buzz Osborne Tour Dates:

July 07     Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall

July 09     Dover, NH @ Dover Brickhouse

July 10     Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

July 11     Pawtucket, RI @ The Met

July 12     Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at the Outer Space

July 13     New York, NY @ Santos Party House

July 14     Brooklyn, NY @ The Wick

July 15     Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts

July 17     Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar

July 18     Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern

July 19     Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theater

July 20     Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

July 22     Atlanta, GA @ The Basement

July 23     Birmingham, AL @ The Bottle Tree

July 25     New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s

July 26     Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

July 27     Austin, TX @ Red 7

July 28     San Antonio, TX @ Limelight

July 30     Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress

July 31     Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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LONG LIVE THE MELVINS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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